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Detecting Concussions and Other Brain Injuries

January 29, 2015 4:21 pm | Videos | Comments

Neurosurgeon and PhD researcher Uzma Samadani is the cofounder of Oculogica, a neurodiagnostic company that specializes in using eye-tracking technology to detect concussions and other brain injuries that are invisible to radiologic scans. She...

Making Science Fiction a Reality: 3 Medical Devices Straight from Star Trek

January 29, 2015 3:56 pm | Blogs | Comments

While we haven’t quite been able to achieve light-speed travel or teleportation just yet,...

3D-Printed Heart Helps Treat Child’s Rare Condition

January 29, 2015 2:04 pm | News | Comments

Dr. Richard Kim, a cardiac surgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, used the printed...

If A Single Neuron Fires in the Brain, Will Anyone See It?

January 29, 2015 11:12 am | Blogs | Comments

Let me introduce Andy Gotshalk, CEO of Blackrock NeuroMed. With almost...

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Forecasting the Flu with Social Network Analysis

January 29, 2015 10:17 am | News | Comments

Three UC San Diego researchers say they can predict the spread of flu a week into the future with as much accuracy as Google Flu Trends can display levels of infection right now. The study - appearing in Scientific Reports, an online journal...

Eye-Tracking Technology Detects Concussions and Head Injury Severity

January 29, 2015 10:09 am | News | Comments

New research out of NYU Langone Medical Center could move the medical community one step closer toward effectively detecting concussion and quantifying its severity. Neuroscientists and concussion experts from NYU Langone and elsewhere... 

Designing Tailored Tissue 'Glue'

January 29, 2015 10:00 am | News | Comments

After undergoing surgery to remove diseased sections of the colon, up to 30 percent of patients experience leakage from their sutures, which can cause life-threatening complications. Many efforts are under way to create new tissue glues that...

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Ultrasound Platform for Real-Time Treatment Monitoring

January 29, 2015 9:52 am | News | Comments

The range of uses for ultrasound is gigantic; the applied technologies are just as diverse. Researchers are now covering a wide range of applications with a new modular system: From sonar systems to medical ultrasound technologies and all the...

Rapid Test Kit Detects Dengue Antibodies from Saliva

January 29, 2015 9:32 am | News | Comments

Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR has developed a paper-based disposable device that will allow...

Program Analyzes "Selfies" to Monitor Mental Health

January 29, 2015 9:27 am | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed an innovative approach to turn any computer or smartphone with a camera into a personal mental health monitoring device. In a paper to be presented this week at the American Association...

Fitness Trackers, Other Wearables Not Subject to Regulatory Scrutiny

January 29, 2015 8:38 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) device division has unveiled new draft guidance in which it reiterates that it does not intend to regulate low-risk general wellness products. The agency also tells manufacturers how they can...

Speeding Up Diagnosis and Embracing Telehealth in 2015

January 29, 2015 8:30 am | Blogs | Comments

Technology implemented well is greatly increasing our ability to understand the human body and how to care for it. In 2015, next generation genetic sequencing techniques will be revolutionizing diagnosis of infectious disease, but the FDA's...

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A CDRH Priority: Clinical Trials in the U.S.

January 28, 2015 3:47 pm | Blogs | Comments

At the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), clinical trials are the foundation for our decisions to approve the most important medical devices—products that have the potential to save or sustain life, but that also present the greatest...

Tricking Cells with Soap Bubbles to Deliver Drugs

January 28, 2015 3:02 pm | News | Comments

When University of Maryland Professors Philip DeShong and Daniel Stein began tagging soap bubbles with biomolecules, they had no idea this technology would one day be poised to change the way drugs and vaccines fight against bacteria...    

Vibrating Capsule for Treatment of Chronic Constipation

January 28, 2015 2:18 pm | News | Comments

Chronic constipation is a common problem that affects approximately 15 percent of the U.S. population, according to the American Gastroenterological Association. It can be painful and lead to a reduction in a patient's quality of life. Temple...

Custom Tailoring Robotic Exoskeletons that Fit to Perfection

January 28, 2015 2:01 pm | News | Comments

It wasn't too long ago that the idea of a wearable robot that would lend its user increased mobility and strength seemed like the stuff of science fiction; indeed, films like Aliens and Iron Man, which featured characters wearing powered...

Preservation Method Doubles Life of Donor Tissue

January 28, 2015 1:56 pm | News | Comments

Currently, doctors have to throw away more than 80 percent of donated tissue used for joint replacements because the tissue does not survive long enough to be transplanted. Now, following a recent study, University of Missouri School of... 

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Pacemakers with Internet Connection May Arrive Soon

January 28, 2015 11:18 am | News | Comments

The healthcare sector is not escaping from the revolution in information and communications technologies. Thanks to the latest advances in microelectronics and communications technologies, it is not difficult to imagine a future with medical...

Improving Reliability of Automated External Defibrillators

January 28, 2015 11:05 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it will strengthen its review of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help improve the quality and reliability of these devices. The FDA issued a final order that will require...

Model for Cardiothoracic Surgeons Simulates Surgical Bleeding

January 28, 2015 10:55 am | News | Comments

A new surgical training model that simulates patient bleeding is providing cardiothoracic surgery residents with “real-life” experience without compromising patient safety, according to an abstract released today at the 51st Annual Meeting of The...

Targeted Fusion-Guided Biopsy Enhances Prostate Cancer Detection

January 28, 2015 10:47 am | News | Comments

Targeted biopsy using new fusion technology that combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with ultrasound is more effective than standard biopsy in detecting high-risk prostate cancer, according to a large-scale study published today in...

Agilent Technologies Microarray Scanner Approved in China

January 28, 2015 10:26 am | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that the China Food and Drug Administration has approved the company’s SureScan Dx microarray scanner as a medical device for in vitro diagnostic use.“Bringing microarray scanning...

First Patients Enrolled in Pivotal Study for Nerve Block Technology

January 28, 2015 10:17 am | News | Comments

Neuros Medical, Inc., a medical device company, announced it has enrolled the first patients in its pivotal clinical trial to evaluate the Company’s patented Altius System High Frequency Nerve Block technology for the management...

Defining Impact: Creating Designs That Are Up to Standard

January 28, 2015 10:04 am | Blogs | Comments

element14’s Sudden Impact challenge continues on, and the competitors are targeting different sports and designing a myriad of devices. Part of the challenge is to create solutions that align with the scientific and health communities...

Monitoring Wellness, Wirelessly

January 28, 2015 9:34 am | News | Comments

Imagine someone telling you they had just received a text from their pacemaker. Researchers have outlined a system of “intelligent medical implants” that could enable remote monitoring of the inner workings of the body. Operated remotely...

Developing Transplantable Corneal Stem Cells

January 28, 2015 9:28 am | News | Comments

Researchers in the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute have devised a novel way to generate transplantable corneal stem cells that may eventually benefit patients suffering from life-altering forms of blindness...

Investigational Emphysema Device Shuts Off Diseased Section of Lung

January 28, 2015 9:23 am | News | Comments

The University of Louisville has launched a research trial to study an investigational medical device designed to aid patients with emphysema by shutting off the diseased part of the lung. UofL is the only site in Kentucky among 14 nationwide...

Low-Frequency Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms

January 28, 2015 9:17 am | News | Comments

Parkinson’s disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment. The study, published in Neurology on Jan 27...

2015 Will Require Implementation of Thorough Security Programs

January 28, 2015 8:30 am | Blogs | Comments

In April of 2014, Wired Magazine made the rattling proclamation that “it’s insanely easy to hack hospital equipment,” citing cybersecurity researcher Scott Erven’s two years of medical device vulnerability investigations and the many ways in...

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